We are seeing the emergence of mindfulness programs, health checks, exercise promotions and social programs to promote wellness for staff members but the one we want to focus on is food - the enabling of good food choices and providing hospitality through a well-planned food and beverage strategy that keeps your employees not only nourished but also satisfied and happy. Here are the three main ways a curated hospitality strategy for your arts, cultural or education institution can promote productivity and keep your employee’s happy.
Whether it’s for climate change reasons, personal preference or for wellbeing, more people are swaying towards eating a mainly or completely plant-based diet to the point where big businesses including McDonald’s and Pret-a-Manger are updating their menus to accommodate the group of people seeking these foods. But this way of life started long before these big companies found it thanks to a group of forward-thinking, health focussed and quality driven chefs and entrepreneurs. We’ve picked five interesting and innovative food outlets that have been plugging the plant-based life long before the ‘trend’ rolled around.
Is it possible that the modern lifestyle destination will drop the four-letter word M.A.L.L. as it reinvents itself as a mixed-use project? These spaces are now featuring food, hospitality, entertainment and other experiential asset-growth segments which expand beyond the four-letter word, mall. As advisors to the retail industry, we are witnessing a number of important changes in the sector. Here are our top 10 changes shaping the way these developments are created.
In 2017, we explored food and hospitality from all angles delving into what it means from a social, technological and economical perspective. We went back into what food means on a very fundamental level through to what food and hospitality will mean in the future and landed on the fact that food and hospitality are mainstays in modern precincts and developments for the life it brings to a space and the experiential aspect of enjoying a meal that current and future generations are seeking. From how to design a menu through to what tech disruption is causing in the food and hospitality industry, here are our most read articles of 2017.
Last week, Future Food’s Managing Director, Francis Loughran joined a group of industry experts in Bangkok to speak at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ event, RECon Asia Pacific. RECon is the largest global gathering of real estate professionals under one roof, with more than a thousand of the world’s leading developers, owners, retailers and more attending the three day event. Find out the key insights Francis discussed at the conference and how food will shape the future of malls around the globe.